Alaska day cruises offer a wonderful glimpse of coastal mountain scenery, tidewater glaciers and abundant wildlife. Whales, seals, sea lions, orcas, sea otters, mountain goats, brown and black bears, puffins, kittiwakes and common murres can all be seen during the summer months. You can choose a cruise with comfortable accommodations during inclement weather, and listen as naturalists on board guide passengers through not-to-miss Alaskan sights along the way. Ocean day cruises are available in several areas of Alaska with the most popular destinations found at Glacier Bay, Kenai Fjords and Prince William Sound.
Another cruise option is to take a step back in time with a riverboat ride on a grand sternwheeler. Travel to Alaska’s Inside Passage for a day of relaxation, great food, colorful river lore and music as you traverse the waters of the Chena or Tanana Rivers, see historic Fairbanks, visit an Alaskan musher, and tour an Athabascan fish camp or an Indian village.